2022-11-25 08:15:00

Ochoa ready for the challenge of magic Messi as Mexico goalkeeper prepares to face Argentina

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By Chris Burton
  • Albiceleste lost their first game to Saudi Arabia
  • El Tri took a point from stalemate with Poland
  • Plenty riding on next fixtures in Group C

WHAT HAPPENED? The Albiceleste suffered a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening game at the 2022 World Cup, meaning that their next Group C outing on Saturday has taken on greater importance. Messi has already been among the goals in Qatar, and needs to provide further inspiration for his country, but veteran shot-stopper Ochoa will be among those blocking his path when Mexico seek to nudge the seven-time Ballon dOr winner towards a stunning early exit at what could be his last major finals.

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